LIVE : May 7, 2007 The Clientele,Ladybug Transistor,Public Record at Johnny Brendas

May 9, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Around 9:15 or so Philadelphia’s Public Record hit the stage to kick off the Monday evening festivities @ Johnny Brenda’s last night. I had never seen them before but their blend of instrumental-ska-jazz-dance music really rocked the house. I could easily picture this band opening for someone like !!! or LCD Soundsystem and packing the dance floor with gyrating bodies. With a two drummers,two guitars, a bass and a saxophone in the lineup, they know how to cook up a good groove. Someone I will definitely see again.
Ladybug Transistor was up next with a smooth pop set that seemed influenced equally by the late 60s early 70’s west coast pop sound as it did from 80’s new wave folk sound of bands like the Go Betweens.
The Clientele finished out the night with a set that drew heavily from their brilliant new disc God Save The Clientele. Live, their Beatle tinged pop songs definitely took on an added dimension that made them sound even better. An excellent show by a band that is most likely going to pick up a lot of new fans soon.

Upcoming Clientele Tour Dates :
May 8 2007 8:00P Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
May 9 2007 8:00P Satellite Ballroom Charlottesville, Virginia
May 10 2007 8:00P Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
May 11 2007 8:00P Map Room Charleston, South Carolina
May 12 2007 8:00P The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
May 13 2007 8:00P The Basement Nashville, Tennessee
May 14 2007 8:00P Hi-Tone Memphis, Tennessee
May 16 2007 8:00P Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 17 2007 8:00P Walter’s On Washington Houston, Texas
May 18 2007 8:00P Hailey’s Denton, Texas
May 19 2007 8:00A Emo’s Lounge Austin
May 21 2007 8:00P Modified Tempe, Arizona
May 22 2007 8:00P Casbah San Diego, California
May 24 2007 8:00P Knitting Factory Los Angeles, California
May 25 2007 8:00P Howie and Sons Pizza and Beer parlour Visalia, California
May 26 2007 8:00P Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
May 27 2007 8:00P Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
May 28 2007 8:00P Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
May 31 2007 8:00P 400 Bar Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 1 2007 8:00P High Noon Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 2 2007 8:00P Subterranean Chicago, Illinois
Jun 3 2007 8:00P Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Jun 4 2007 8:00P El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario
Jun 6 2007 8:00P QUE Club Lambi Montreal, Quebec
Jun 8 2007 8:00P Bowery Ballroom New York City, New York
Jun 9 2007 8:00P Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 20 2007 8:00P The Legion London and South East
Jul 22 2007 8:00P Benecassim Festival Valencia, Valencia


Here’s some photos from the show:
Public Record
The Ladybug Transistor

The Clientele